__/ [ Benjamin Niemann ] on Thursday 02 March 2006 20:30 \__
> Stacey wrote:
>> "T.J." <no1@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
>>>I did a quick copy and paste job when setting
>>> a load of pages up and had a link set up with
>>> a space between 2 keywords
>>> /keyword -keyword.html
>>> The page with the links pointing to it was also the
>>> What problems, if any, can this cause?
>> Hi TJ,
>> If all the links going to it are the same then nothing. I have some urls
>> with spaces it does fine. Now, at times trying to copy and such it will
>> sshow such-such20%-keywords.html.
> That's (well almost, it's "such-such%20-keywords.html") how it should be
> written correctly. Spaces are not allowed in URIs, so if you need one then
> write %20 (hex value of the ascii code for space) instead of the space
> character. Same story for many other characters.
> Browsers and bots may tolerate invalid URIs, try to read the authors mind
> and may even succeed, but there's not guarantee - and doing it right does
> no harm at all.
You may have some 404's raised in due time. Not all browsers handle that
gracefully. I say it because I made this mistake in the past, owing to
laziness. I suggest that you mend it before it's too late (crawled, linked
Hope it helps,
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